HARRISBURG, March 27, 2012 — Following the recent enactment of a voter ID law in Pennsylvania, state Sen. Anthony H. Williams said today that voters who do not have a current valid photo ID should take the steps now so their vote can count in the November presidential election.

Under the new law, anyone seeking to vote must present a designated form of identification every time they go to vote, starting with this November’s general election.

Williams opposed the legislation and plans to challenge its legality.

“We will take this matter to the courts and continue to fight this outrageous assault on our most fundamental American right, but in the meantime it’s critical that citizens who want to vote are prepared,” Williams said. “Individuals can take steps right now to obtain a free photo ID, and my staff and I are here to help folks through the entire process.”

Constituents may stop by Williams’ district offices at 2901 Island Ave., Suite 100 in Philadelphia (215-492-2980) Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; at 2103 Snyder Ave. in Philadelphia (215-755-9185) Monday & Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and 419 Church Lane in Yeadon (610-284-7335) Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Comprehensive information is also available on the senator’s website.

“Many long hard battles have been fought to secure the right to vote for all of us,” Williams said. “Too many have fought too long for us to allow this most recent assault on our fundamental rights to go unchallenged, but voters must be prepared if the voter ID law holds up. I urge everyone to defend their right to vote and make sure that they and their loved ones have proper ID to present at the polls.”

More information on Sen. Anthony H. Williams may be found on his website, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.